08.30  Depart accommodation
08.45- 09.30 Pegasus Bridge - The assault by the Ox and Bucks
09:30 - 10:30 Travel to American Sector  
10.30 – 11.30 Sainte Mere Eglise  The American Airborne Effort
12.00 – 13.00

Omaha Beach and the US Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer

The deadliest beach on D Day and its neighbouring cemetery

13.15 – 14.00   Lunch location near Port en Besin
14.30 – 15.30

Arromanches (Coffee stop if required)

The Mulberry Harbour and logistics

15.45 – 16.15  

Juno Beach -The story of One Charlie and Hobart’s funnies

16.30 – 17.30 

The British Normandy Memorial

Informatiuon re Gold Beach, the D Day VC and the Normandy Memorial

Itinerary is subject to change

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Major Howard’s glider hit the ground at 00.16 am landing 47 yards away from its objective! 20 minutes later Pegaus Bridge became the first Allied objective taken on D-Day.

In order to secure the eastern flank of the Normandy invasion, General Gale’s 6th Airborne Division landed by night in 5 gliders securing both the bridges over the Canal and over the River Orne. This allowed reinforcements from Sword Beach (with Lord Lovat and his bagpiper Bill Millin) to pass and 


From the first objective secured to one of the first liberated towns, the town of Sainte-Mère-Eglise in the Cotentin area. Located just a few kilometers from the Utah Beach, German troops lost control over this landing beach when American soldiers parachuted into town the day before D-Day.

Located on Eisenhower Road, the Airborne Museum is dedicated to the town as an operations theatre of the Battle of Normandy. It is above all committed to showcasing the operations led by the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions. 


The second beach from the west among the five landing areas of the Normandy Invasion of World War II. It was assaulted on D-Day, by units of the U.S. 29th and 1st infantry divisions, many of whose soldiers were drowned during the approach from ships offshore or were killed by defending fire from German troops placed on heights surrounding the beach.


During the Normandy Invasion of World War II, it was part of the Gold Beach landing area and was taken by the British 50th Division on D-Day. Arromanches became one of two assembly points for the Mulberry artificial harbours, temporary jetties of prefabricated concrete supports, steel spans, and floating piers that were towed across the channel in sections and aligned perpendicularly to the beach.


The second beach from the east among the five landing areas of the Normandy Invasion of World War II. It was assaulted on D-Day, by units of the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division, who took heavy casualties in the first wave but by the end of the day succeeded in wresting control of the area from defending German troops.


The British Normandy Memorial stands just outside the village of Ver-sur-Mer overlooking Gold Beach. The Memorial records the names of all those under British command who lost their lives in Normandy between 6 June and 31 August 1944. On the columns of the memorial are the names of more than 22,000 men and women.

The majority of these names are those of the British soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen who lost their lives on D-Day and in the weeks that followed There are also be the names of men and women from other nations around the world who fought under British command or who were attached to the British armed forces, such as Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA. 


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